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After the end of each Financial Year, Sir David Martin Foundation releases an Annual Report. Please find downloadable versions of our recent reports below.

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sirdavid-close-up thumbSir David Martin Foundation is a non-profit organisation created in 1990 by the late Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin, who had a dream of "safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians".

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about-us-hand-logo thumbSir David Martin Foundation was officially launched by HRH, The Duchess of York, at Parliament House in Sydney in November 1990. The Foundation’s main aim is to support young Australians who are in crisis or at risk and who need encouragement, guidance and hope.

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sirdavid-close-up thumbRear Admiral Sir David Martin KCMG AO RAN entered the Royal Australian Navy at an early age and had a long naval career before becoming Governor of NSW in 1989.

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We are very fortunate to have a passionate group of individuals who use their public profile and diverse backgrounds to help in the work that we do. Their generous efforts raise awareness of the Foundation and our youth programs.

Sir David Martin Foundation is a charitable trust run by a small team of staff that is overseen by a Board of Governors. The Trustee for Sir David Martin Foundation is Mission Australia.

One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...